Just a quick blog to ask that people please not buy from this company from India - JPM Beads N Findings - they have lifted quite a few of my bead photos - even some more recent ones - to use on their website to lure people to buy their mass-produced beads. This company did not ask my permission to use my images - they just lifted them off of my website Lampwork.net.
There are a ton of images of mine all over their site - some to represent beads they sell, and some used as graphical ads and column headers. It appears that they have used the images of several lampwork beadmakers - mixed in with what appears to be their own images of their inferior work.
I have dealt with this kind of thing for years, and I have no real recourse. The only thing I can do is inform the public and ask for your understanding. Please feel free to spread the word if you feel inclined to do so.
And now I have to go try and make beads with a heavy heart. This kind of thing always steals my creative joy.
Pon Pon Morgana
14 minutes ago